Sunday, December 21, 2014

2015 Color of the Year: Marsala - An Earthy Wine Red

A naturally robust and earthy wine red, Marsala enriches our minds, bodies and souls.  Marsala is a subtly seductive shade, one that draws us in to its embracing warmth.   - Leatrice Eiseman Executive Director, Pantone Color Institute

Why did Pantone choose Marsala? Eiseman stated, "We felt it was time for something that spoke to people's real needs—the need of nurturing, the need for something more robust that had a life force that was intrinsic to it.  The most interesting thing about Marsala, I think, is that even though it has this grounded influence, this earthy undertone we see in the wine-red, at the same time, it has this sophistication.  There is something very versatile about the color." 

So, naturally when I heard the news I began to ponder about how the flowers and foliage we grow compliment this awesome color of the year.  Here's some Marsala inspiration to get you started. 

First, a few fabulous flowers and foliage that emulate this seductive shade.

Then, a look at how very versatile Marsala is when combined with other earthy hues.

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